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thankx to all

I am just back from Jordan and thanks to all the advises received here, my trip was marvellous.

I have travelled alone, with my rucksack, during 10 days.

The 1st day, from Amman, I have visited Jerash and Aijun (I took the public bus:no problem !): 2 beautiful places.

The 2d day, I have hired a taxi and have been to the dead see, Mount Nebo, Metaba, Kerak and Petra. Unfortunaly, I had no time to go to Dana.

I have spent 3 nights and 2 days in Petra, visiting all the parts of this marvellous site; I have "climbed" almost 2500 steps, arriving very soon at 7h30, the perfect hour when there is nobody. I could go out the Sihk and discover the tresaury without anybody before me: alone, magical ! And I was at 9 at the Monastry, with only 1 or 2 other people.

With the bus, I transfered to Wadi Rum where the guide I had hired was waiting for me. I spent 3 nigts and 4 days in the desert, sleeping in a bedouin camp and hiking and climbing all the time. All was perfect: the landscapes, the meals cooked on the wood fire, the guide so welcoming and caring, the sunset, the stars in the sky, the temperature even at night (under my 2 blankets), the evenings with bedouin music (oud= sort of guitar) and songs. Even the break down of the 4x4 in the desert was excited, without any mobile network but thnks a solid solidarity between Bedouins...

The guide let me in Aqaba, where I stayed 2 nights and 1 day. Maybe the interesting part of my trip. But I rested on the beach: my knees were so painfull !

I took the bus from Aqaba to Amman, my last afternoon there, I visited the Nympheus, the Theater, the Citadel and made some shopping.

The revisited too the 2 little restaurants where I had eaten the first 2 days: very simple, few foreigners, delicious and a bill of 2 JD only.

You have unterstood: this trip was perfect. I wish you the same experience !


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Little correction to the paragraph about Aqaba:

Maybe the less interesting part of my trip !

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A good report, showing how easy it is to travel independently and conveying how the trip actually felt.

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Thanks Edouard, particularly for the mention of starting off at Petra at 07h30.

I can't wait to be there in four weeks time!

~ Jen ~

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Ed -

Did you see any scorpions? I know you were concerned about them!


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Hi !

No scorpions, no snakes, no mosquitos !

A paradise...


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glad you had fun.

we are trying to buy our tickets now. Cant wait.

take care

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